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Less than a year ago, Neely Ambrose’s biggest worry was having the freedom to follow a path that wasn't chosen for her.
Less than a year ago, she believed she could trust the Elders who said they had everyone’s best interest at heart and who said they were keeping them safe from the outside.
Sixty days ago, she discovered what they had planned for everyone she loved—and that all of it centered around her.
Now she’s on the run through a dangerous wasteland full of killing machines, secret organizations, and people who want to sell her back to the Elders for their own safety. The whole world outside the Compound is living proof that everything in Neely’s life was a lie manufactured by the Elders, which may even include the boy she loves.
All Neely wants is the truth, but each new piece of it drives her further from what she thought she knew. With only forty days until everyone she loves falls under the Elders’ mind control, Neely must decipher who to trust, what questions to ask, and how to get one step ahead of the Elders, who will do anything to keep their secrets buried.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Spencer Hill Press and NetGalley.)
This was an interesting dystopian story, and I was intrigued by what was going on.
Cornelia and Thorne were good characters, and I liked both of them. I understood how Cornelia felt with regards to what she was being asked to do, as it really was quite a major task she was set, but I also wasn’t 100% happy with the way she treated Thorne at times.
The storyline in this was good, although I did feel like the world-building was maybe a little lacking. I knew enough to enjoy the story though, and more was explained as the story went along.
There was a love triangle in this story, and I felt Cornelia’s indecision. I also felt really sorry for both boys involved though, as she really was stringing them both along and hurting both of them, even if she didn’t mean to.
The ending to this was a big cliff-hanger, and I’m definitely interested to see what happens in the next book in the series.
Overall; good YA dystopian,
7 out of 10.